[This op-ed appeared last week in Charleston’s Post & Courier.] It’s gut-check time for Republicans. Are they the party Donald Trump Continue reading
People like Nikki Haley and Lindsay Graham tell us that the battles are over. The New South has thoroughly taken root and flourished, like a gigantic live oak, and we all enjoy its shade, sipping sweet tea together. There is no New Jim Crow.
The Grinch here is not diabetes. It is not dialysis. It’s Nikki Haley.
So how does the sheet balance on climate change? On the one hand, we’ve got Charleston’s cataclysmic public cost of dealing with the rising Atlantic. And Miami. And Brooklyn. And Boston. And D. C. And the Outer Banks. On the other, we “have to understand” that doing something is “going to cost our companies.”
So what do you do if you’re a Responsible Republican?
Join the other party. The Democratic Party is a big tent, and it’s high time that responsible conservatives quit the Party of Pretending. You are far more likely to serve true conservatism as the right wing of the Democratic Party than you are as the sensible wing of the George Orwell Party.
Colbert King wrote a column recently for the Washington Post about the decline of black Republicans. Quoting a Wall Street Journal-NBC poll, he Continue reading
(This post is written by guest columnist, Hannah Kelly, in response to an op-ed piece in the Charleston Post and Continue reading
I’m no conservative, but then again the politics of very few Americans are as pure as our bi-polar parties might indicate. So I have Continue reading